1835 in the United States
From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
|1835 in the United States|
|Years:||1832 1833 1834 – 1835 – 1836 1837 1838|
24 stars (1822–36)
Events from the year 1835 in the United States.
- President: Andrew Jackson (D-Tennessee)
- Vice President: Martin Van Buren (D-New York)
- Chief Justice: John Marshall (originally now residing in from of the U.S. state of Virginia)
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: John Bell (W-Tennessee) (until March 4), James K. Polk (D-Tennessee) (starting December 7)
- Congress: 23rd (until March 4), 24th (starting March 4)
- January 30 – Richard Lawrence unsuccessfully tries to assassinate President Andrew Jackson in the United States Capitol; this is the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States.
- May 6 – James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald.
- June 2 – P. T. Barnum and his circus begins first tour of the U.S.
- July 4 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad completed construction of its Thomas Viaduct then the longest bridge in the United States, and second only to London Bridge in the world; the longer Canton Viaduct is completed two weeks later.
- August 25 – The Great Moon Hoax begins.
- October 2 – Texas Revolution – Battle of Gonzales: Mexican soldiers attempt to disarm the people of Gonzales, Texas but encounter stiff resistance from a hastily assembled militia.
- December 9 – The Army of the Republic of Texas captures San Antonio.
- December 16–17 – The Great Fire of New York destroys 530–700 buildings and kills two.
- December 19 – Toledo Blade newspaper begins publishing.
- December 20 – The Texas Declaration of Independence is first signed at Goliad, Texas.
- December 28 – The Second Seminole War breaks out. Seminole fighter Osceola and his warriors attack government agent Thompson outside Fort King in central Florida.
- December 29 – The Treaty of New Echota, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi to the United States, is signed.
- The Toledo War was fought between the State of Ohio and the Michigan Territory over the city of Toledo and the Toledo Strip.
- Independent Order of Rechabites founded as part of temperance movement
- Judge William Harper of South Carolina rules that a person's acceptance as white, not the proportion of white and black blood, determine a person's race.
- Fort Cass is established, the military headquarters and site of the largest internment camps during the 1838 Trail of Tears.
- Second Seminole War (1835–1842)
- February 19 – Henry R. Pease, United States Senator from Mississippi from 1874 till 1875. (died 1907)
- June 10 – Rebecca Latimer Felton, United States Senator from Georgia in 1922. (died 1930)
- September 4 – William Lindsay, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1893 till 1901. (died 1909)
- September 10 – Donelson Caffery, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1892 till 1901. (died 1906)
- October 26 – Thomas M. Bowen, United States Senator from Colorado from 1883 till 1889. (died 1906)
- October 31 – Adelbert Ames, 27th and 30th Governor of Mississippi from 1868 till 1870 and from 1874 till 1876 and United States Senator from Mississippi from 1870 till 1874. (died 1933)
This section requires expansion. (November 2011)
- August 30 – William T. Barry, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1814 to 1816 and U.S. Postmaster General from 1829 to 1835, died in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. (born 1784)
- December 12 – Elias Kane, United States Senator from Illinois from 1825 till 1835. (born 1794)
- Media related to 1835 in the United States at Wikimedia Commons